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Question about my Pregnate Zebra Danio
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PreppyStudMuffin
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PostPosted: 2007.01.16(Tue)14:39    Post subject: Question about my Pregnate Zebra Danio Reply with quote

I just looked closely at all my 6 Long Finned Zebra Danios and realized one of them had a huge stomache, unlike the rest of them. And then I found out it was a female because it had shorter fins and shorter tail, unlike the other 5, so I think I have 5 males and 1 Female, and she's pregnate!!

My question is is there really a specific time when they give birth? Like when the lights are out or whenever, because I want to see her give birth, and then try to scoop the fry out and put it in a quarentint tank so my Gourami Hydro won't eat it!!

I was thinking I should just put the Danio in a separate tank already, and after it lays its eggs move it back. Is that smart??

And does anyone know usually how long it takes for a fish to give birth? I'm new to breeding, and the Danio became plump today all of the sudden
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McP
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PostPosted: 2007.01.16(Tue)14:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google will turn up quite a few experiences breeding danios.

Basically they are egg scatterers so you will need a male in the breeding tank to fertilise the eggs after theyve dropped. If you chose to move them into a separate tank keep this in mind.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.16(Tue)14:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about this Joey, but Zebra Danios like most fish don't get pregnant.

Livebearers are the nearest fish to something that gets pregnant, so we do often use the word for them, the female carries the young inside her until the are born.

Most fish don't do this, the female tiny carries eggs, she then releases them and the male then fertilises them, and apart from eating the eggs, the fish very rarely have anything else to do with them (Some fish like Cichlids care for there young).

A female Danio with eggs would hardly be any different in shape to a non egg carrying one.

The chances are, your fish is actually ill. It could be constipated (Can't take a dump) or it could have Dropsy.

Try feeding the fish a crushed pea (Boiled and take the skin off). If it turns out to be dropsy (Do a search) it is probably to late to do anything.

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PreppyStudMuffin
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PostPosted: 2007.01.16(Tue)16:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awww man, huge bummer....


It looks like its pregnate though, but like you said they don't get preganate, but I son't know why 1 out of 6's stomache is so darn huge. I'll stick to your advice and give it a crushed pea to see if it's sick or constipated Smile , hopefully its not sick
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